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Strawberry Pecan Cookies Recipe

My dad's wife is always creating new recipes to use up the fruits and vegetables he grows in his garden. These cake-like cookies are one of her "masterpieces"!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:39 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup strawberry puree (about 7 large strawberries)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Red food coloring, optional


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in puree just until blended. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in pecans and food coloring if desired. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 131 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"These were really good. Nice light texture. I didn't use the food coloring and even though the batter was a nice pink color after they were baked the were more of a...beige, but very tasty and light none the less. Today I'm going to use the same basic recipe but using raspberries. I hope their just as good!"

Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"Haven't made these yet. I question only 7 strawberries? Doesn't seem like many strawberries. Is this a misprint? Thought I better clarify before I try making them and end up disappointed."

Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"These are absolutely delicious. Sweet with a bit of crunch....perfect for any occasion. I didn't use the food coloring. But other than that I followed the directions excatly. Yummy!!"

Reviewed May. 16, 2008

"These were quite good! They'd be perfect for a baby shower with their pretty pink color. I made the recipe as written. Next time I think I may substitute butter for the shortening..."

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